2018 Magny-Cours World Supersport Superpole Results: Red-Flagged Second Session Only Delays The Inevitable

World Supersport Superpole had twenty riders fighting in Superpole one for two spots in Superpole two. Hannes Soomer and Ayrton Badovini ended Friday in the best place to get promoted to join the ten quickest riders, including the French pair of Jules Cluzel and Lucas Mahias, in Superpole two.

At the mid-session break, Soomer and Badovini topped the sheets, ahead of Hector Barbera and Luke Stapleford. In the last half of the session, the top two riders held their places as there was a flurry of activity with four riders just missing out on getting into the top two.

Superpole Two was red-flagged a few minutes in after a crash by Raffaele De Rosa made turn three dangerous. Federico Caricasulo, Sandro Cortese and Randy Krummenacher sat at the top when the flags came out and the restart left just under ten minutes of the session, leaving just a single run available to riders. 

Jules Cluzel put himself on top on his first lap out, with a 1'40.952, latching on to the back of his teammate Thomas Gradinger to create clean air in the last sector. Lucas Mahias then sliced a third of a second off of his fellow Frenchman, slapping a 1'40.568 down. As Sandro Cortese crashed out sitting in fourth place, Federico Caricasulo then took pole position with a 1'40.416 at the flag, with nobody on any sort of lap to challenge him. 

The front two rows were filled with Yamahas, with Caricasulo, Mahias and Cluzel making up the front row ahead of Sandro Cortese, Randy Krummenacher and Corentin Perolari. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.416   262,8
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.568 0.152 261,5
3 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.743 0.327 266,7
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.192 0.776 266,7
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.258 0.842 262,8
6 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.453 1.037 262,1
7 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.596 1.180 259,6
8 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.931 1.515 259,0
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.942 1.526 260,2
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.944 1.528 262,1
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'41.976 1.560 259,6
12 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.988 1.572 261,5
13 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'42.449 0.365 261,5
14 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.472 0.388 259,6
15 98 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.484 0.400 260,2
16 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.899 0.815 257,8
17 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.026 0.942 264,7
18 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.048 0.964 254,7
19 88 C. STANGE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.279 1.195 257,1
20 33 K. VAN LEUVEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.459 1.375 257,8
21 49 S. HORNSEY Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.733 1.649 247,7
22 80 M. BAU Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.808 1.724 259,0
23 71 M. MUZIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.813 1.729 257,8
24 82 P. PEKKANEN Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.865 1.781 257,8
25 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.896 1.812 254,7
26 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.126 2.042 251,7
27 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.253 2.169 252,9
28 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.403 3.319 251,2
29 12 A. MURLEY Honda CBR600RR 1'46.645 4.561 248,3
30 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'46.843 4.759 251,2

Superpole One:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'42.084   260,2
2 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'42.341 0.257 260,2
3 56 P. SEBESTYEN Honda CBR600RR 1'42.449 0.365 261,5
4 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.472 0.388 259,6
5 98 H. BARBERA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'42.484 0.400 260,2
6 81 L. STAPLEFORD Yamaha YZF R6 1'42.899 0.815 257,8
7 84 L. CRESSON Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.026 0.942 264,7
8 77 W. TESSELS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.048 0.964 254,7
9 88 C. STANGE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.279 1.195 257,1
10 33 K. VAN LEUVEN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.459 1.375 257,8
11 49 S. HORNSEY Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.733 1.649 247,7
12 80 M. BAU Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.808 1.724 259,0
13 71 M. MUZIO Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.813 1.729 257,8
14 82 P. PEKKANEN Triumph Daytona 675 1'43.865 1.781 257,8
15 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'43.896 1.812 254,7
16 34 J. ITURRIOZ Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.126 2.042 251,7
17 15 A. COPPOLA Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.253 2.169 252,9
18 67 G. MATERN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.403 3.319 251,2
19 12 A. MURLEY Honda CBR600RR 1'46.645 4.561 248,3
20 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Honda CBR600RR 1'46.843 4.759 251,2

Superpole Two:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.416   262,8
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.568 0.152 261,5
3 16 J. CLUZEL Yamaha YZF R6 1'40.743 0.327 266,7
4 11 S. CORTESE Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.192 0.776 266,7
5 21 R. KRUMMENACHER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.258 0.842 262,8
6 6 C. PEROLARI Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.453 1.037 262,1
7 78 H. OKUBO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'41.596 1.180 259,6
8 3 R. DE ROSA MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.931 1.515 259,0
9 86 A. BADOVINI MV Agusta F3 675 1'41.942 1.526 260,2
10 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'41.944 1.528 262,1
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'41.976 1.560 259,6
12 36 T. GRADINGER Yamaha YZF R6 1'41.988 1.572 261,5
Round Number: 
11
2018
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